QP end away days with draw

Spi­ders all ready to re­turn to Ham­p­den

Rutherglen Reformer - - Clyde - Will Hen­shaw

Q u e e n ’s P a r k g a f f e r G u s MacPher­son in­sists his side should have won Satur­day’s en­counter with An­nan Atheltic.

The match ended in a 0-0 draw and although both teams missed chances, Queen’s had the majority of them.

And the for­mer St Mir­ren boss was in no doubt that his team should have ended their last match at Ex­cle­sior with three points: “No one could ar­gue about that. Es­pe­cially the sec­ond half, we changed one or two lit­tle things and we cre­ated two or three re­ally good chances, but we didn’t take them. You can’t be too tough on the play­ers though, you’ve just got to ac­cept that’s foot­ball and you move on.

“There’s not been many games this sea­son where we’ve drawn and we’ve came out and said ‘we should have won that game’. We dom­i­nated for long pe­ri­ods of the game. There were plenty of pos­i­tives to take from it, it was just a frus­tra­tion that we didn’t get the three points. “

The 0-0 draw against An­nan sig­ni­fied Queen’s last match at Air­drie’s Ex­cel­sior sta­dium. They will get back to play­ing at Ham­p­den against Clyde on Satur­day, Jan­uary 3.

Gus added: “Ev­ery­one is ex­cited to be go­ing back to Ham­p­den, I’ve never man­aged Queen’s Park there. The ex­pec­ta­tions are dif­fer­ent now from when I first came in, so we’ve got to make sure that the play­ers know what they’re go­ing in to. They’re ex­cited by it as well and it’ll be in­ter­est­ing to see how we han­dle a com­pletely dif­fer­ent play­ing en­vi­ron­ment.”

Be­fore that how­ever Queen’s will take a trip to Shielfield Park to face Berwick Rangers this Satur­day (De­cem­ber 27). Dar­ren Miller and Shaun Fraser are sus­pended for the game and Gus knows it will be a tough trip.

He added: “We’ll cer­tainly go down there and try and get the three points but this is one of the tough­est places to go in the league.

“They have a de­cent home record, I would say they’re one of the bet­ter teams in the league. They’ve been a lit­tle bit dis­rupted be­cause of in­juries they picked up dur­ing the first half of the sea­son. We’ve got a good record away from home this year though so we’ve got to look at our pos­i­tives.” Queen’s Park ended their last game at Air­dri­o­ni­ans’Ex­cel­sior Sta­dium with a 0-0 draw against An­nan Ath­letic.

QP dom­i­nated the early stages of the game, although they almost found them­selves a goal down on 19 min­utes after Weather­son found the side net­ting with a header.

Although QP had the majority of the play in the first half, An­nan should have scored after 42 min­utes as McColm shot wide with only the keeper to beat.

Queen’s passed up a great chance on 63 min­utes. McEl­roy gained pos­ses­sion on the edge of the box and nar­rowly shot wide.

The game ended in a score­less draw.

QUEEN’S PARK: Muir, Rooney, Quinn, Whar­ton, Gib­son, McVey (Berry 62), Miller, Woods (McPher­son 85), Fraser, McEl­roy (Fother­ing­ham 71), Carter.

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